Saturday, January 12, 2013

Heroic Statesmen

And here's another back issue of Imprimis which I happened upon (as opposed to this one mentioned earlier) that seems worth noting.  Historian Paul Johnson gives his 5 'heroic virtues' of a statesman-hero.  They are:

1.  Ideas and Beliefs
2.  Willpower
3.  Pertinacity
4.  Ability to Communicate
5.  Greatness of Soul

The article is readable and thought-provoking.  Statesmen Johnson mentions are Reagan, Churchill and Thatcher.

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